In countries, Egypt (TR:300) (LH:16) (TL:316), from the Greek Aigyptos, meaning "house of Ptah", originally called "Kemet", hieroglyph: , a black crocodile skin symbol, from "keme", meaning "black soil", in contrast the red soil of the surrounding desert, is a country in north east Africa, with a capital in Cairo, bordering on the Mediterranean sea and Red sea, whose culture is structured around the Nile, divided into the Upper Nile (Upper Egypt) and Lower Nile (Lower Egypt) regions.
The following are key cities of ancient Egypt; those shown bolded were, at one time, dated indicated, powerful religious state capitals, during which "recensions", i.e. modifications, synretisms, and redactions, etc., to the state religion accrued:
The following shows the basic outline of Egypt, divided between Lower Egypt, symbolic of the Red Crown and paprus, defined generally by the region of the Delta, comprised of 20 capitals or nomes, and the Upper Egypt, symbolic of the White Crown and the lotus, comprised of 22 capitals or nomes:
|“Traveled to Egypt, and consorted with their priests; got from the Egyptians the idea of separating the military from the menial workers, thus refining later Spartan society, in which Spartans were not allowed to practice manual crafts” (Plutarch, 75AD)|
|Thought to have traveled to Egypt to learn their method of conveying message and morality via story telling (Pope, 1720)|
|Hesiod (c.750-650BC)||Thought to have traveled to Egypt.|
|“Traveled from Thrace to Egypt, wherein he was initiated into the mysteries of an Egyptian “Dionysus”, aka Osiris, which he brought back to Greece” (Diodorus, c.40BC)|
|Had an Egyptian connection; both he and Thales are both credited with introducing geometry into Greece.|
|Theodorus of Samos
|Reported to have visited Greece; and to have introduced the Egyptian model of proportions into Greece.|
|"Traveled in Egypt to ‘learn magic’." (Pliny, c.77AD)|
|Interviewed people throughout Egypt, for his book The Histories.|
|“Traveled in Egypt to ‘learn magic’. (Pliny, c.77AD)|
|Studied at the Library of Alexandria at age 18.|
|“Manetho (c.300-250BC), the priest of Sebennytus, who wrote a history of Egypt in Greek for Ptolemy II, collected his materials in the library of the priesthood of Ra.” (Budge, 1904)|
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